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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-32
United States
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Maria C. Rodriguez advises US and international corporations with regard to employment law compliance and mergers and acquisitions; and defends employment cases and class action litigation. She is a trusted advisor to clients helping them avoid or resolve disputes and protect resources through proactive and strategic planning. She is experienced working with clients in the sports, media and entertainment, technology, food and restaurant, airline, transportation and distribution, health care and fashion industries.

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United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

McDermott Will & Emery LLP handles a range of employment litigation and compliance work for its corporate management and media industry clients. Led by Chicago-based Michael Sheehan, the group specializes in trade secret and non-compete litigation, but also deals with accessibility cases, wage and hour claims and class and collective actions. In San Francisco, the practice features Ellen Bronchetti, with experience standing before relevant courts in trade secret, whistleblower and wrongful termination disputes. Also in San Francisco, Ron Holland handles wage and hour class actions, whistleblower cases and harassment disputes, while Chicago-based Rachel Cowen has experience dealing with discrimination and wrongful termination matters. Maria Rodriguez in Los Angeles acts for domestic and international clients in single plaintiff and wage and hour class actions.

United States > Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has offices across the US, with members of the workplace and employment counseling team based in Chicago, New York, Miami, Washington DC, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Although the firm works in many industries, it is especially prominent in representing many of the country’s major movie studios. The team has been increasingly involved in pay equity reviews, and has also seen an uptick in work involving the labour aspects of M&A transactions. The workplace and employment counseling team is led by Chicago-based partner Michael Sheehan, who can regularly be found assisting companies against allegations of harassment. He is supported by Rachel Cowen, who is sought by multiple companies for advice on pay equity issues. Maria Rodriguez in Los Angeles handles retail and entertainment cases.In New York, Daniel Doron left the firm at the start of 2022.